Connecting, Strengthening and Scaling Food Supply Chains in the Northwest and Rocky Mountain Region

Jill Beaman

Small Business Development Center at PCC

I am a business advisor and co-facilitator of the Getting Your Recipe to Market program at Portland Community College’s Small Business Development Center.

I grew up in California’s Napa Valley and worked in different areas of the wine industry, from the vineyards to the lab. I have a BS and MS in Agricultural Business from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. I previously worked as a researcher at the OSU Food Innovation Center, taught farm management at Linn-Benton Community College, and have been with the SBDC, leading the Getting Your Recipe to Market program, for eleven years. This program is partnered with the OSU Food Innovation Center and New Seasons Market.

In my current role at the SBDC I develop curriculum, create tools and resources, advise with food business clients, and facilitate the class. I enjoy collaborating with local retailers, producers, suppliers, and organizations to support start up food entrepreneurs. As a committee member in the Connecting and Scaling Food Entrepreneurs I plan to bring the curriculum, resources, advising, and tools of our our online food business program to the states in the Northwest and Rocky Mountain Regional Food Business Center.
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